After suffering the loss of star striker Ross McCormack to Fulham, Leeds United have looked into the prospect of signing the young forward Andrea Petagna on loan from AC Milan.

Petagna, who was on loan at Sampdoria for the first half of last season, has been attracting interest from Leeds’ new Italian owners. AC Milan are hoping to aid his development by sending him out on loan, but Leeds will have their work cut out to secure a loan deal, as many Italian Serie B clubs have been linked with him, along with Cesena, the newly promoted Serie A side.

Leeds have already completed the signing of three Italian based players, Marco Silvestri, a goalkeeper from Chievo, Souleymane Doukara, a winger/striker on loan from Catania and Tommaso Bianchi, a midfielder from Sassuolo. The addition of Petagna would certainly improve the striker situation at Leeds, but with Petagna being wanted by clubs in Italy, he may decide to play his trade in his native country for the time being.

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